Pamela Kay Robson Schoon was born March 26, 1944 in Murray City, Ohio. She was the second of 17 children born to Glendale and Ethel (Eileen) Robson. Affectionately known as Pammy to her siblings, she had a talent for sewing. She shared and exchanged clothes with her sisters along with sewing her sister's bridesmaid dress. As a girl, she took care of and weeded her flower and vegetable garden diligently. She loved red roses, pink carnations, peonies of all color, and snowball bushes. She also had a cat named Unna whom she adored. All the Robson children earned nicknames and much to Pam's disapproval her nickname was "Slammers." Her siblings remember her being yelled at often by their mom to, "stop slamming the screen door!" The name stuck. She attended Murray City school district and graduated from secretarial studies at Manpower Training in Jackson, Ohio.
Pam met her husband Ken through the Worldwide Church of God and they were married March 1, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio. She later moved to Iowa with her family.
Pam had a wonderful soprano voice. Although she never learned a note of music, God gave Pam a natural gift for singing that she shared everywhere she went. She sang at numerous church events over the years. She was very talented as both a lead soloist and Soprano 1 for church conventions filled with tens of thousands of people. One of her daughter's fondest memories is accompanying her mom on the piano for church services. She was always encouraged to share her singing with her husband and brother-in-laws who would get together and play guitars for hours. Pam knew within seconds just by listening who could sing and who couldn't in the music industry. She was captivated by the best voices in the world.
Pam was all about family. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved cooking for family gatherings. She enjoyed decorating her home with her husband and shopping with her children. She enjoyed many activities, including playing cards (especially 500) with family members, watching musicals and listening to classical and Christian music. She had an affinity for long-haired white cats and horses.
Pam was a quiet, soft-spoken lady, a loving mother, and a faithful Christian woman who loved God.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth of Ida Grove, IA, her children Janet of Athens, OH; Daniel of Eagle Grove, IA; Gina (Juan) of Fort Dodge, IA; and Eileen of Ida Grove, IA, along with 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 8 sisters and 4 brothers. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
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